Category Archives: First Amendment

Privacy v. Speech? Supreme Court to Weigh in on TCPA Restrictions on Automated Calls

The Supreme Court on May 6, 2020 heard oral argument on a widely-watched First Amendment case that may have broad ramifications for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and, potentially, government restrictions on telecommunications more broadly.

Originally passed in 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission and contains various restrictions on telemarketing, including the use of auto-dialers (sometimes called “robocallers”).  The FCC has strengthened the law’s restrictions over time and adapted them to newer communications technologies,… More